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April 12, 2010
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April 12, 2010
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Shadow Cats is the most generous group of volunteers in terms of their time and resources. Although the mission is primarily TNR...which is huge! They are always ready to try and help cats that are in danger or injured. Shadow Cats, with the leadership of Sheila Smith, has been instrumental in helping to change community attitudes towards free-roaming cats!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my own cat, Torrie, who was rescued by Shadow Cats

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do a capital campaign to begin an endowment fund where the principal would not be touched, but the interest could be used.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Helping folks in the community to trap ferals they have been feeding, and stopping the breeding cycle

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Kind and Generous!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

run a world class sanctuary for Hospice cats in need.

Ways to make it better...

I had unlimited funds to give!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

money!

One thing I'd also say is that...

There are other organizations who do similar work, but Shadow cats is the Gold Standard!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 12, 2010
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April 12, 2010
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I've been a Shadow Cats volunteer for several years now and have found that the work they do in the community is critical. They are a great bunch of people who are very passionate about what they do for the community cats. In my opinion, there isn't a better organization out there and one that I'm proud to be associated with.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The caring and passion of the its volunteer base.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 11, 2010
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April 11, 2010
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I have never seen such a small organization have such an impact. This is one orgainzation that can and will get the job done. I believe that this organization has such an impact because all of it's volunteers are passionate about what we do. I have never been involved with people who are so willing to just jump in and help a fellow volunteer out with whatever they may have going. I believe that is the secret to our sucess. You simply can not find a better group of people.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

my fellow volunteers and making a difference in our communities and the lives of it's cats.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

compasionate, like minded and helpful to one another.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

There is no limit

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 11, 2010
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April 11, 2010
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I have had nothing but positive experiences with the activities and people who are involved with ShadowCats. Though I have limited time to dedicate, I always feel that my efforts are worthwhile and that anything that can be done for the cat community in our area is welcomed and appreciated.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

caring giving people who want to make the lives of feral cats better

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make sure that there were more funds and contributions.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the sense of accomplishment I feel when one cat is saved.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

giving, wonderful people whom I care for very much

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

accomplish its goals and more. It would be fantastic.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

having enough resources to make the lives of feral cats safer.

One thing I'd also say is that...

the leadership is dedicated to the welfare of the entire community of animals.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 10, 2010
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April 10, 2010
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Shadowcats is an amazing group that does wonderful work in the community by addressing the plight of feral cats. Shadowcats benefits the community by trapping and spaying/neutering feral cats in order to help control the feral cat populations. Shadowcats also works endlessly to care for and provide better lives for these often forgotten about animals! Shadowcats feeds feral cat colonies in order to sustain the already established colonies that have been spayed/neutered. The founders of the organization have developed an amazing cat hospice where terminally ill cats can spend their last days experiencing love and comfort.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing foster cats that were rescued find forever homes.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the difference that this organization has made for animals that otherwise would have had no hope.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

wonderful, gracious, compassionate, dedicated, and caring.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

buy a bunch of land for a cat sanctuary.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 10, 2010
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April 10, 2010
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I've been a Shadow Cat volunteer for almost 2 years. The sanctuary is a wonderful place for ferals to live in, but there are also many, many kitties who live there because of serious health issues. It is heartbreaking to bond and care for these kitties only to have way too many of them leave us way too soon, but it also so rewarding to know that we give them not only great medical care in their time here, but that each of their too few days are filled with love.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing a shy, scared cat come out of his/her shell.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly animal lovers

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do more medical procedures.

Ways to make it better...

I lived closer so I could be there everyday :)

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

lack of funds

One thing I'd also say is that...

the sanctuary is the happiest place on earth.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 10, 2010
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April 10, 2010
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I started off by going by the sanctuary to look at adopting a cat. I was overwhelmed by all the great choices of cats looking for a home. So, I decided I would have to come back because I couldn't decide. That went on for 3 months. In that time I came to admire & respect the founder Sheila Smith. It was at that time I became a foster parent for the first time. I brought home 4 cats (6 mths-1yr old)that were timid to humans that needed to be socialized more, to give them a better chance of getting adopted. Two out of four got adopted (I adopted one, Morgan). From there I was sold on what a great & meaningful group Shadow Cats Rescue is to our community. There are sooo many different ways to be a part of Shadow Cats Rescue. I am honored to be part of this non-profit.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Fostering & fundraising for the cats.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing how there are as many people that unselfishly give of themselves to better the lives of cats (mostly unwanted cats).

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Great people. Very giving and supportive to a great cause, TNR

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 10, 2010
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April 10, 2010
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I came to Shadow Cats for purely selfish reasons. I am a senior, live in an apt. and can no longer have a cat. So -------- to the Shadow Cat Sanctuary, for a weekly "cat-fix". The only thing I thought I knew about feral cats was they were wild and "scary". After being at SC for a couple of months now, I have learned so much. First, Roy and Sheila Smith are absolutely amazing, to give so much of themselves and their home to this. And the TNR program is so wonderful, I have learned so much about it, at my age, I am not up to being part of it, but it is so heart-warming, to see all of these people who are involved with the program, and taking care of the feral cat communities. And I now know that feral cats can be very dear, and loving and just have had a rough break in their lives. And it takes people like Roy, Sheila and their many, many volunteers to make their lives so much better. It has been a good teaching experience to me too --------- along with my "cat-fix".

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The learning process, in so many different directions.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Buy more land and build more shelters and even make a bigger mark on our community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 10, 2010
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April 10, 2010
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4/10/10 I read a newspaper article about a kitten that had lost an eye and through the amazing people at Shadow Cats she found a wonderful home from a former co-worker of mine. I decided I wanted to try to help out the abused or neglected cats that just couldn’t find a regular home, but had found a home at Shadow Cats. I have been a volunteer for a short period of time but I absolutely love it. I am happy to be a part of this group and the wonderful work that they do with the TNR’s. I have learned so much in the time that I have been a volunteer and enjoy it immensely. Sincerely, Kelly Jelson

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

They taught me about the TNR program and at my house I was able to get a cat in, neutered, gave him shots, fixed his wounds on his face from fighting and took care of an awful case of ear mites.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Just seeing all of the cats at the sanctuary and how well cared for they are. It is such a great layout. I am impressed with the cleanliness and the great care that each cat is given.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Everyone is wonderful!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Save a lot more cats and hopefully help educate the general public about TNR's and Spaying and neutering in general of all cats!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

April 10, 2010
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April 10, 2010
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Many years ago, Amy, a friend of my daughter's introduced us to a woman named Sheila Smith. Amy knew that we were cat people and she thought we might be interested in helping out now and then with bring a colony of feral cats under control. Well, before too long, we became feeders for that colony, parents or foster parents to nearly a dozen of the cats/kittens, and part-time trappers. Sheila is one of the most dedicated people I know and it has been a true joy to see the wonderful work that she and Shadow Cats have done and an honor to be part of it.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

knowing so many wonderful people and being part of helping to save/care for all the beautiful, sweet cats.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

staff a full time mobile TNR clinic that could go to the areas that need help.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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